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Nomination period nearing close for Canadian Truck Hero Award

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- The search for the 50th recipient of the Bridgestone Firestone Canadian Truck Hero Award has b...


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The search for the 50th recipient of the Bridgestone Firestone Canadian Truck Hero Award has been underway for months, but nominations are wrapping up Sept. 30. The winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the Ontario Trucking Association in November.

Were nearing the end of this years award period and would like to issue a reminder to people who may have witnessed a recent act of heroism by a truck driver to consider nominating him or her for this prestigious award, said David Scheklesky, general manager, commercial truck tires, for Bridgestone Firestone Canada. As we have come to realize in the 50 years of this award, truck drivers across Canada are going beyond the call of duty as they travel the highways of this land. They are often the unsung heroes, and this award is an acknowledgment of not only their bravery but also of their commitment to safety and security.

To be eligible, the nominated incidents must have occurred within the period between January 1, 2005 and September 30, 2006. The eligibility period has been extended to overlap across each award year to ensure that potential nominations are not overlooked.

The Canadian Truck Hero winner is awarded a cash prize by Bridgestone Firestone Canada, along with a two-day all-expenses paid trip for two to Toronto to attend the award presentation.

For more information on the award or a list of past winners, visit www.truckhero.ca.


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